Art in the happenstance of the organic
Lines for Birds: Poems and Paintings
by Barry Hill and John Wolseley
UWA Publishing, $59.95 pb, 256 pp, 9781921401534
The painter and outdoor draughtsman John Wolseley is utterly unusual among artists in this country. Marvellously accomplished yet old-fashioned, he could be seen as an artist who cheekily leapt from traditional to postmodern without passing through any of the intermediate stages. His deeply natural pictures can’t be categorised easily, for all that they are entrancing. In Lines for Birds, they are reproduced side by side with the comparably responsive poems of Barry Hill.